Showing posts with label #edtechfitness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #edtechfitness. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Ed Tech Fitness Challenges for Back-to-School Season

As some of you know, at the beginning of 2019 I started another little blog called Ed Tech Fitness. I started it as a means to keep me on track as I tried to get back in shape and to encourage others to do the same. 275 people have joined the community so far.

Now that back-to-school season is here it is easy to fall out of the good diet and exercise habits that we worked on all summer. The stress of the new school year makes it easy to skip a workout or stress-eat a bag of chips (guilty!). That's why this month on Ed Tech Fitness there is a challenge a week designed to encourage and remind us all to stay on track with the little things that can make or break good diet and exercise streaks.

You can find the calendar of challenges right here. And if you would like a weekly reminder, you can join the Ed Tech Fitness newsletter here.

Monday, March 25, 2019

How to Create an Activity Tracker With Google Forms & Sheets

Last week I gave a presentation at the MACUL Conference titled 5 Ways to Blend Technology Into Outdoor Lessons. One of the topics within that presentation is the idea of tracking time spent exercising or playing outside. One fairly easy way to do that is to create a Google Form that students or their parents can use to submit the number of minutes that they spent playing outside. In this video I demonstrate how to make an activity tracker by using Google Forms, Google Sheets, and a pivot table within Google Sheets.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

37 People Signed Up for #EdTechFitness Challenges This Week

One of the new projects for 2019 that I am most excited about is my new Ed Tech Fitness site. As I shared at the end of 2018 I have a few goals for the site. First, to have a space where I would be accountable for exercising my body and mind as it should be. Second, to create a place that other educators could come to share their successes in improving their physical and mental health. Third, to share some technology tips related to time management and fitness. To those ends I created a weekly Ed Tech Fitness newsletter. This week 37 people joined!

The Ed Tech Fitness newsletter is sent on Monday morning. The newsletter contains a weekly challenge (this week's was to do a daily five minute stretching routine) and will contain summary links of anything new that is posted on Ed Tech Fitness. Sign-up here or read more about it here.